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In addition to great outdoor recreation in pristine mountain settings, Missoula, Montana also features a vibrant performing arts culture that includes a variety of theatre and music venues.
Dive into Missoula's theater and music scene when you visit one of just a sampling of the venues featured below:
University of Montana
U of M’s Schools of Theatre and Music put on a range of events throughout the year including concerts, recitals, plays, and musicals. Performances take place at several campus locations including UM’s PARTV Center, the Music Recital Hall, and University Theatre. Book tickets through the PARTV box office or by visiting the UMARTS website.
Missoula Children’s Theatre
Here is your opportunity to involve your kids in the exciting world of performing arts. Home-based performances include shows featuring excellent talent by Missoula’s youth. MCT also tours the country, introducing children to all aspects of theater production. For schedules and tickets call MCT’s box office or visit their website.
The Historic Wilma Theater
See award-winning movies including independent films and documentaries as well as other live performances when you visit the Historic Wilma Theater. Located in downtown Missoula, the eight-story building has a colorful history and houses two theaters. Movie prices average between $5.50 and $7.50. Live performances and other event prices range between $10 and $30.
Missoula Symphony Orchestra
Directed by Darko Butorac, the Missoula Symphony Orchestra is in its 56th season of providing world-class music to the town of Missoula and beyond. Attend a holiday performance or any number of delightful concerts throughout the year. Visit the Missoula Symphony Orchestra website for ticket and schedule information.
Pubs, Bars and Lounges
Missoula is filled with a variety of lounges, pubs and bar that feature live music events on just about every night of the week. Listen to live local bands play great rock tunes, hear DJs spin hip-hop and dance tracks, jam to reggae, chill out to jazz classics, and even indulge in karaoke at a variety of venues. Visit Sean Kelly’s, Elbow Room, Bitterroot Brewery,The Palace Lounge, The Badlander, The Top Hat and many more.
If you love music from the emerald isle, attend a performance hosted by The Celtic Connection. You can hear the pipe, fiddle, flute, and bodhran played at a variety of locations throughout Missoula. Check the the Celtic Connection website for more information.
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The Missoula City Band puts on an annual summer series of concerts for the community.
- Missoula Community Chorus
The Missoula Community Chorus is open to all community members who enjoy singing.
- Missoula Community Concert Band
Missoula Community Concert Band performs concert band music in the western Montana area.
- Missoula Folklore Society
The Missoula Folklore Society strives to promote the enjoyment of music and art.
- Missoula's Ballet Arts Academy
Missoula's Ballet Arts Academy encourages the teaching and appreciation of ballet.